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Fortinet teams up with Centrify

Fortinet teams up with Centrify 

The move will enable both companies to utilize each other’s technologies to provide better products and services for their customers, particularly in the areas of security, mobility and the cloud.

“Centrify and Fortinet are joining forces to bring together the absolute best in unified identity services and enterprise security,” said Tom Kemp, CEO and founder, Centrify, in a release. “By combining Centrify’s ability to secure and manage endpoints with Fortinet’s expertise in IT security, we’re ensuring customers are covered by the very best technology solutions available today, and well prepared for the future.”

Additionally, thanks to the investment, Centrify will be “able to offer Centrify solutions to more than 190,000 Fortinet customers who have installed more than 1.5 million Fortinet appliances.” Centrify currently serves approximately 5,000 customers, some of whom belong to the Fortune 50.

With the investment, Fortinet joins other strategic investors, including Samsung Ventures and NTT Docomo Capital, a major mobile phone operator in Japan. There are also plans to integrate Centrify’s identity management software into Samsung’s mobile devices.

“Given the dynamic IT threat landscape, Fortinet continues to focus on securing enterprise customers in multiple creative ways, and, consistent with that focus, we are proud to partner with Centrify,” said Michael Xie, founder, president and CTO, Fortinet, in the release. “Centrify has an innovative approach to enterprise identity management, and, as enterprise customers continue to migrate to cloud-based IT services and applications, the combination of our complementary platforms provides enterprise customers with a broad and powerful solution that is unique in the market today.”

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